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Oct 09, 2023

Varney Lake and Mothmen 1966 developers announce a December 14th release for third pulp fiction visual novel Bahnsen Knights

From Press Release:

VANCOUVER, Canada – Oct. 9, 2023 – Publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer LCB Game Studio today announce a new release date for Bahnsen Knights, the third visual novel in a series inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and ‘80s home computer graphics. The game will now launch on Thursday, Dec. 14 for PC and Mac via SteamPlayStation 5|4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The delay from the original Oct. 26 release date comes after the unexpected passing of artist Fernando “Fer” Martínez Ruppel’s sister, Mariana. Fer pays tribute to her in a Steam post today. Bahnsen Knights is dedicated to her memory.

As the two-man team picks back up work in an attempt to return to a sense of normalcy, they are putting the finishing touches on the third title in this trilogy of tales inspired by 1950s pulp fiction and 80s home computer graphics. A new demo is available now on Steam for PC and Mac as part of the October Steam Next Fest, featuring the first two chapters of the game.

Explore a corrupt county laden with life-threatening tornadoes and a dark, twisted cult convinced the devil’s sending these massive storms to rip through lives and landscapes. Gain the trust of the locals as Boulder, an undercover detective investigating the disappearance of his past partner and old friend, Cupra. Steer the narrative in multiple directions by making heavy, life-altering decisions.

Follow cult leader Toni, former car salesman and head of the Bahnsen Knights, into dangerous territory: the worldviews of dark, deranged men. Navigate around a deadly fleet of 1983 Ford Sierras, investigate local watering holes like Danny’s Bar, and discover what exactly these “route exorcisms” are that everyone keeps talking about. Play minigames like solitaire and find out why the cult has Lou Hill, the paranormal investigator also in Mothmen 1966 and Varney Lake, in the trunk of one of their cars.

Bahnsen Knights releases Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023 on PC and Mac via SteamPlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.49 with support for English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese languages. Wishlist Bahnsen Knights on Steam and PS5, and play the first two chapters of the game on Steam today with the new demo that has been released for this October’s Steam Next Fest.

For more information, join LCB Game Studio’s Discord, follow LCB Game Studio and Chorus Worldwide on Twitter, check out the PC demo on the official Varney Lake Steam page, and visit Chorus Worldwide’s website.